1) The denarius was being rapidly debased, and the public was likely aware. Severan denarii didn't enjoy circulating through a stable economy for...
Some fantastic bargains in this thread!
Some favorites of mine:
Kyme Aiolis AR "trihemiobol" - Common as a hemiobol but unique as a larger...
Helena AE follis, SECVRITAS REIPVBLICE
I recently added this one to my collection
It wasn't until I began to actually organize my collection that I came to a...
I struggled for years to find a Florian, then I got like a dozen, and I haven't seen very many lately.
My favorite and current only example [ATTACH]
Numismatically, I consider the cutoff between ancient and medieval to be:
Western Europe: Rise of Charlemagne and the shift from a gold/copper...
Only have one Jovian, from Sirmium- it's one of my prettiest LRBs
Thanks all, and nice examples!
Next up are some coins from a Ptolemaic lot from Nomos; I still don't understand how these are attributable to...
This will be a random and sporadically updated thread- so apologies in advance!
But, in the past few months I have bought up quite a few large...
There's only a handful of ebay sellers I will buy Greek silver from - the fakes are too numerous and too well done.
I don't think that particular Abydos (South of Cairo) struck coins, just the one in Troas.
As an aside, a number of years ago Dogfish...
Faustina I - There is a die impression most of the way around, too close to the beading for it to be from a genuine Roman die. Fake.
Congrats! IMO, one of the more appealing Julio-Claudian coins - I love the powerful portrait.
My unambiguously oldest ancient is this 1/2 stater or siglos of Croesus, minted 561-546 BC.
Slightly younger but still 6th century BC...
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